Several hundred SEIU 721 Riverside County Supervisory Unit members in more than 30 classifications will receive over $1.6 million in wage increases due to negotiated contract language. The money will come as salary increases of up to 5.5%, many with retroactive pay back to Sept. 5, 2013. The Board of Supervisors approved the first round of salary corrections on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Members at the top step of their salary ranges will immediately receive the salary increases. Others will occur on the regularly scheduled step/merit anniversary date. Starting at the end of June, step/merit increases will also resume in 2-step increments.
SEIU 721 has worked diligently over the last few years to resolve supervisory salary compaction issues. Winning strong contract language in 2010 resolved these long-standing issues in many supervisory classifications. New contract provisions created a mechanism to cure future issues as they arise..
“SEIU 721 is the only union to win language in our contract to correct supervisory salary compaction issues. I’m thankful we have such a strong union advocating for us. ” – Michael Renney, Riverside County, Supervising Forensic Technician
Does This Impact Me?Since July 2013, SEIU 721 has submitted almost 100 classifications to the County for review. Almost 30 classifications are still under review and will be subject to retroactive payments if approved.
SEIU 721 has already begun to review supervisory classifications that may be impacted by the next LIUNA increases in June 2014 and will continue to provide updates as classifications are submitted to the Board of Supervisors.If you are in the Supervisory Unit and your job classification is not listed, but you believe you have supervisory salary compaction issues that needs to be corrected, please contact the SEIU 721 Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU to complete a Supervisor Salary Compaction Review Form.
If you have any questions please call the 721 Member Connection (877)721-4YOU.